Anna Friel will play Pierce Brosnan's wife in the new revenge thriller I.T., which will be directed by Irish filmmaker John Moore and is currently in pre-production in Dublin.

Deadline.com, which broke the story of Friel's casting, says that I.T. tells the story of Mike Ryan (Brosnan), a successful businessman whose falling out with a young I.T. consultant (James Frecheville) sees his life, family and business threatened.

Stefanie Scott will play Brosnan and Friel's onscreen daughter.

Brosnan's company, Irish Dreamtime, is among the producers on the new film.